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Specific Herreshoff Vessels / Re: more about 1900-1920 cats
« Last post by 1913Cat31 on March 23, 2020, 05:02:57 AM »
I am searching for Phinney records. There are certainly reports of Phinney boats. I have to think there is a knowledgable source or record somewhere. The Catboat community is too informed to not have some record.
Last known owner is a deceased Charles Daunt. He and his wife lived on the boat in South Carolina. It was rescued near Hilton Head. The local Catboat Assn. has a meeting on May 9th and that is our next destination. If you, or anyone else on this forum has any suggestions. It is much appreciated.
Patty (Tradewinds support team)
Specific Herreshoff Vessels / Re: more about 1900-1920 cats
« Last post by Almanzar on March 20, 2020, 02:29:32 PM »
Are there no records of Pinney boat company at all?
Herreshoff Boats For Sale / Wanted, Herreshoff Eagle can pay
« Last post by LJOHNSON16 on March 07, 2020, 09:52:12 PM »
I'm looking for a 1970s-1980s Herreshoff Eagle will pay, please send all relevant information and photos
Specific Herreshoff Vessels / Anyone familiar with Phinney Boats built 1900-1920?
« Last post by 1913Cat31 on March 01, 2020, 08:31:01 PM »
We are in search of the identification of a 31" 1913 Catboat. Pictures available at After attending the Catboat Association meetings in Groton CT late January, the strongest lead is this may be a Phinney boat.

We are trying to find any factual and/ or even anecdotal sources of information. The boatyard is no longer owned by wooden boat builders.

Thanks in advance for any leads.
Patty (tradewinds support team)
Specific Herreshoff Vessels / Re: more about 1900-1920 cats
« Last post by 1913Cat31 on March 01, 2020, 08:25:25 PM »
Thanks for your observations. We attended the Catboat Assn meeting in Groton CT last month. We have some good leads and the most supported was this may be a Phinney Boat. Phinney had a boatyard in Monument Beach off Buzzards bay in the early 1900s.  Unfortunately, we are unable to find any source for factual or even anecdotal information about Phinney boats. We have been in touch with the Maritime Museum on Long Island and they were unable to find anything helpful.

I also appreciate the suggestion the carved # may be an old CC Documentation #. That may be helpful. Do you have any suggestions on how to research the NJ  builders?

I will also be posting to see if anyone knows of sources to find about Phinney boats.
Thanks for your observations.
Patty (Tradewinds support team)
Specific Herreshoff Vessels / Re: #1385 S Boat "Clara J"
« Last post by Adam on February 25, 2020, 07:56:49 PM »
I'll say - Great provenance Dave!
Specific Herreshoff Vessels / Re: more about 1900-1920 cats
« Last post by Adam on February 25, 2020, 07:53:43 PM »
Gill Smith catboats are known for his almost extreme shear - which this big girl doesn't have (almost straight). Its worth noting that the Beetle Cat is actually influenced more on the Gill Smith designs than the Cape Cod cats most people refer to them as - and NGH was not only enamored with Smiths designs but went out of his way to discuss yacht design with him - something he isn't particularly known for.

If I had a guess its a NJ or Western Long Island boat...They always seemed to me to have straighter shear than the Great South Bay boats and the Cape/Vineyard boats.  Probably one of the big cruising cats used along the NJ coast.

What makes you think the 1115672 is a builders number? I'd think its an old CC Documentation number.
Herreshoff Designs Not Built By HMCo / HARBOR PILOT FOR SALE 18'
« Last post by billfishcowboy on February 23, 2020, 08:56:45 PM »
Custom Built galvanized trailer with swing tongue. (Single Axel)
Always stored indoors
The boat was restored 6 yrs ago
Yanmar 2gm diesel 13 HP - Low Hours
New Cushions
New Canvas
New Insinglass
New Tinted Cabin Windows
Powder Coated Mast & Boom
Swim Step
New Cabin & Cockpit Paint & Varnish
Renovated Gas Tanks
Primarily used in freshwater - Flush Out System
Built in 1981, by Squadron Yachts, Bristol RI
Spent 35 Years in Wisconsin
Featured in a GE TV Commercial
Anchor & Rode
Dock Lines & Fenders
Life Jackets


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Herreshoff Boats For Sale / 18' Herreshoff Pilot Harbor Launch for sale
« Last post by Robert Schaller on February 21, 2020, 04:05:19 PM »
18' Herreshoff Pilot Harbor Launch "CHERRYSTONE"
Built by NOWAK AND WILLIAMS, Bristol, RI
Three cylinder inboard Yanmar diesel 27 HP
Fiberglas hull
Recently restored with teak deck and bench seating
Automatic bilge pump and manual bilge pump
Dodger, one season old
Galvanized trailer included
Good working condition
Winter inside storage  Franklin, MA
Questions - Bob @ 5O8-479-3205
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Herreshoff Boats For Sale / 1974 18í Herreshoff Scout located in Ocean County NJ
« Last post by sduke0715 on February 18, 2020, 04:11:54 PM »
Selling my 1974 Herreshoff Scout. Includes sails, rigging , and cushions. Starboard side teak rail is missing/damaged and requires replacement. This boat requires work that I just donít have the time to do so selling rather than just let it sit. Have title but no trailer so buyer would need to arrange transport.
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